We stayed at Casa de Clivia for the duration of our seven day trip on the island. We rented a car and used the home as a jumping off point for all daytime trips. It was a great central location, with no destination more than 30 minutes away. As others have mentioned, Maria was a wonderful host. She met us and showed us the home which is one of three on the property. She lives in one with her husband and the other apartment is rented out. Even though there were individuals staying in all of the homes, we felt like we were often the only ones there. The home was very private and secluded, surrounded by a beautiful garden. I would definitely stay here again, and would recommend it to others who are visiting Azores.
The wooden lodge was everything we could have dreamed of! It was perfectly located just a 10 minute walk into Ponta Delgada, in an exclusive and peaceful residential area. Maria was the perfect host and on hand to show us around when we arrived at 9pm on Saturday evening. She had even left us bread, homemade jam and tea, coffee etc. which was much appreciated after a long journey from Nottingham, England. The lodge itself was spotless with beautiful furnishings and a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. Maria was on hand if we needed her, but also allowed us to have our privacy which was ideal. The swimming pool was perfect! Ideal for a swim or just to lounge in the sunshine. We had such a fabulous time in Sao Miguel - the holiday was perfect from start to finish and I can't recommend this property highly enough. As proprietors of a holiday cottage, we appreciate how exacting one's standards have to be, and Maria certainly deserves the 5 star rating that we have awarded her. Thanks Maria and family!
The house itself and its amenities were perfect for me and my young family. The pool was wonderful and our host, Maria, was excellent and accommodating. The short walk into town - 15 minutes - wasn't too difficult although the town is hilly and overall this idyllic getaway was the perfect base from which to tour the island. Hiring a car though I'd say is a must and there was ample parking in the road!
A great location with a very comfortable little cottage in it's own garden and with a pool view and private deck. Super for making light meals and relaxing after exploring the island. Maria is a lovely host who is very helpful, and the accommodation is in a quiet residential area a short walk down to the historical centre. BBQ facilities are available in the garden. Perfect for unwinding and very clean and comfortable.
Lovely pool area for relaxing after a day spent walking. The cottage has a nice outdoor deck in a private garden to sit and enjoy a glass of wine in the evening. Easy walking distance to shops and restaurants. We also walked to the beach, or there is a bus. Our gracious host, Maria, welcomed us with homemade blackberry jam and sweet buns.